01 March 2014 @ 02:06 pm

Due to some technical issues, there's going to be a little playing catch up on the mod's end, but author sign ups are now officially closed, and the writing period has begun! Sharpen your pencils, start your word processors and begin!

If this is your first year participating, drop us a line and we'll send you an invite to the Support comm on Livejournal or Dreamwidth! And, as always, if you have any questions let us know!

Here's a reminder of some of our most important rules and upcoming deadlines:

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Welcome to the sixth round of the Sci-fi and Fantasy Big Bang! Good luck everyone!


 
 
23 February 2014 @ 12:30 pm

Just a reminder, author sign-ups close on the 28th at 11:59 PST, so there's less than a week to sign up!

 

Please, please, please promote to your f-list, comms (as long as you have the mod's permissions), and, if you have a Tumblr, reblog. The more insanity, the merrier. :D :D

 
 
01 February 2014 @ 02:26 pm

So, as many of you have seen, author and artist sign ups have begun *throws confetti* Time to get those creative juices flowing! 

We're going to start promoting to communities on Livejournal and Dreamwidth, but due to the wide scope of this challenge we may not do a lot of promotion on Tumblr. So we could use your help to spread the word! There are many promotional banners over here. If you would like one for a specific fandom or character that we don't have, just let us know and we'll be happy to make one :)

If you do promote somewhere, please let us know here so we can keep track.

Thanks so much, everyone and as always, happy creating!

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30 January 2014 @ 10:32 pm
Artists:
  1. You will need to create at least one piece of art to accompany the story you claim. You are more than welcome to create additional pieces!
  2. Art can be of any media you wish: drawings, digital manipulations, fanmixes, original songs, videos... you can mix and match mediums!
  3. Art must be made for this challenge, must be made for the claimed story, and cannot be posted until the posting date.
   
   Comments are unscreened.
If you are uncomfortable with dropping your email in the comments, just send us a PM.
   
   <b>Username:</b> 
   <b>Artist name (if different):</b> 
   <b>Email:</b> 
   <b>Medium:</b> 
   <b>Preferred Fandom(s):</b> 
   
Please check the Author Sign Up form for a list of participating fandoms. So far, stories may be featured from the following series, including: 
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Agents of Shield, Babylon 5, Being Human UK, Dangan Ronpa, Dinotopia, Doctor Who (and its related universes), Eureka, EVE Online, Final Fantasy, Harry Potter, Justice League, Les Mis, Mass Effect, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pacific Rim, Percy Jackson, Phantasy Star, Saga, Sherlock, Star Trek (and its related universes), Star Wars, Stargate  (and its related universes), Supernatural, Teen Wolf, The Death Gate Cycle, The Losers, The Vampire Diaries, Transformers, Terminator (and its related universes)
 
Crossovers Including:
 
Agents of Shield/Dollhouse, Alien/Riddick, Frozen/Rise of the Guardians, Marathon/Red V Blue, Merlin/Dracula, Star Trek (AOS)/Iron Man, Star Trek: Enterprise/CSI: Miami, Teen Wolf/Marvel Cinematic Universe, Torchwood/Supernatural/Marvel Cinematic Universe,  X-Files/Stargate
 
 
 
30 January 2014 @ 10:20 pm
 The Rules:
  1. You must join and watch the comm. We cannot give you posting access if you don't join the comm. Watching will allow you to see any updates.
  2. Your story must fit in the sci-fi/fantasy realm. If you're not sure, ask on our FAQ. If you are writing for the Big Bang, your story must be a minimum length of 25,000 words. If you are writing for the Mini Bang, your story must be a minimum length of 10,000 words.
  3. There is no posting anywhere before your assigned posting date.
  4. Stories must be beta read.
  5. All stories must have proper warnings (ratings, non-con warnings, etc.). If in doubt: if you wouldn't let your mother read it, then slap a warning on it.
  6. A rough draft of your story is due by June 30th at 11:59 PST.
   
Comments are unscreened.
That way people can look at/by inspired/cheer on the ideas. If you are uncomfortable with dropping your email in the comments, just send us a PM.
   
   <b>User Name:</b>
   <b>Author Name (if different): </b>
   <b>Big Bang or Mini Bang?</b>
   <b>Fandom: </b>
   <b>Email address: </b>
   <b>Do you need a beta? </b>
   <b>Are you on Ao3?</b>
 
 
 
28 January 2014 @ 09:03 pm
image background: a starry sky, text reads: mod postHello, everyone! Hope you had a safe and restful break because sign ups for the Sci-fi and Fantasy Big Bang starts February 1st (this Saturday)! As you've probably noticed, the timeline and FAQ are already up and available for your viewing. Due to the popularity of the 10k mini-bang last round, we have decided to do it again this year! That's right: you can do the 10k mini-bang OR the 25k big-bang!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at the mod email or through any of the places we can be found at!



We look forward to seeing everyone that participates in this new round, and we hope everyone has a wonderful time this year!


Andy and Jess

The Science-Fiction and Fantasy Big Bang

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22 January 2014 @ 01:02 am

The Timeline

 

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The Info

 

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The FAQ

 

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Title: Postcards from the Edge
Author: karrenia_rune
beta reader: majorgeneral
artist: danceswithgary
Fandom: Stargate Universe/Stargate Atlantis
Rating: PG-13
Words: 10,072
Summary: The plan from Earth is actually to bring Destiny back to the Milky Way and it willingly sacrifices the people currently aboard Destiny.
When Rush’s set-up works and Telford’s team leave, the crew of the Destiny realize that they can’t trust their connections on Earth anymore.
In light of all this, Young begins to think about the lost-assumed-dead Atlantis expedition.

He’d always dismissed the rumors that the expedition had survived but been abandoned; now he couldn’t help but wonder. So he attempts to contact them with the communication stones. Surely with Eli, Rush and McKay all working on it they could find a way to bring the two expeditions together.
Link to story master post: On A03 here: <"postcards">
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23 August 2013 @ 03:25 pm
Title: What Is Past
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] universe / [personal profile] congo
Beta Reader: [personal profile] kungfuwaynewho
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] gryphon2k
Fandom: Babylon 5
Characters/Pairings: John Sheridan, Delenn, Anna Sheridan; John/Delenn, John/Anna
Genre: AU, Romance, Angst, Adventure
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Enticements: Massive spoilers for the show's third season finale. No warnings apply.
Word Count: 16,800
Summary: What if Anna Sheridan had come to B5, but had not been a Shadow agent? [Highlight to read, beware of spoilers.]
Link to Story: What Is Past (AO3)
Link to Media: Art (AO3) | Art (LJ)
Author's Notes: Thanks to my boos [personal profile] kungfuwaynewho, [tumblr.com profile] susanivanovas and [twitter.com profile] cake_bluejello, and anyone else who helped turn this monster of a story into an actual fic.
 
 
17 August 2013 @ 05:21 pm
All right, artists: pencils down, mice in the away position. The art period has ended! :D :D

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If you are an artist or an author and you need an AO3 invite code, please drop me a PM at my YappiChick account. Feel free to add your fic and/or artwork to the collection from past year's Big Bangs, if you haven't all ready done so. Artists, if you want to include your artwork in the collection, please feel free to do so.  (Here's an example of what it might look like.)

2009 Big Bang Collection
2010 Big Bang Collection
2011 Big Bang Collection
2012 Big Bang Collection
NEW: 2013 Big Bang Collection

We will be giving authors access to post to the comm the day/evening before the posting date.  If, for some reason, you do not have access, please drop a PM to this account.

As always, we are super thrilled and excited to see what awesome work this year's challenge has in store! You guys absolutely rock!

Posting Calendar (Let us know if there are any mistakes!): 
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07 August 2013 @ 03:30 pm
Subject line should include: Story Title, Fandom (or Original Fiction), Rating

Title:
Author:
Beta Reader:
Artist:

Fandom (or Original Fiction):
Characters/Pairings (Optional):
Genre (Optional):
Rating: (If you are having trouble rating your story, try the MPAA Ratings or the Fan Rating System. Either is fine.)
Warnings/Enticements (Warnings non-optional, enticements optional):
Word Count (Optional):
Summary:
Link(s) to Story: (Can be organized other ways)
Link to Media:
Author's Notes (Optional):

Example Post:
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Reminder of Posting Schedule:
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01 August 2013 @ 09:17 pm
Today is July 31st and that meanst the writing period has ended! We use the honor system around here, so if you say that your story is done we will take you at your word. :D :D

Note one: What we mean by "complete" is that your story should be "completely" written. If you do some minor re-writes after today, a little editing, a little beta-ing still needs to be done -- that's absolutely fine!

Note two: For archival purposes, we would love if authors sent us copies of their stories once they're post-ready. This is not mandatory. If you want to send us a copy of your story, email it as an attachment to scifibigbangmod at gmail dot com and put "Final Draft from USERNAME" in the subject line. In the body include your username, the names of the artist and beta reader(s) you are working with, the story title, fandom, rating, and a story summary.

Note three: If you are posting to tumblr or posting to LJ/DW but potsing a link on tumblr, let us know and we'll reblog it from the mod account. If you do not have a tumblr (or do not plan on linking on tumblr), let us know if you would like us to make a tumblr post for you!

Note four: More information about posting (including the posting format) will be up August 5th.

If there are ANY problems, concerns, or questions, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can address them!

Updated Timeline:
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scifibig

If your year has been anything like mine, it's gone a little something like this: wake up, look at the calendar which reads May 1, do your usual thing, go to bed, wake up, look at the calendar and see that it's July 28th.

Oh, time, why have you been so cruel to me this year?

That being said, Andy has done an incredibly awesome job holding down the fort and generally being epic (like normal).

In case your lives have been swamped like mine, I'd like to remind everyone that we are still looking for a few good fangirls and fanboys to help out in the category of beta readers and artists. If you can't participate in either category, that's ok -- you can still help. Just post a link on your LJ/Tumblr/Twitter over here.

For those of you who have signed up to be an artist or beta reader, thank you. I know the authors (and us mods) appreciate it.

As always, you guys are the best! :D :D
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11 July 2013 @ 06:25 pm
It's that time to pick posting days!

We're going to try something a little different this year: there will be an uneven numbers for different days. There will be 3 on the weekdays and 4 on the weekends except for the last Friday, which will also have 4.

If there's enough interest for a certain day we're willing to move some things around, but we want to keep it as evenly spread out as possible.
We'll try to accommodate everyone's schedules as best we can, so please let us know if you need a specific day!

As always, it's a first come, first snag basis. Please comment with your first AND second choices for your posting date below. As always, we'll do our
best to keep the calendar as current as possible but remember to check the comments!

Artists, please remember that art should be done by August 15th.

Authors, please remember stories should be done by July 31st.


As always, good luck and happy creating! :D :D

The following dates are full: August 20th, 21st, 23rd, 26th, and the 27th through the 31st.

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08 July 2013 @ 08:39 pm
Important Notes

Note One. Make sure you have signed up. We cannot count your claim if you have not filled out a sign up form. As soon as you sign up, you are eligible to select a story unless we say otherwise. Sign up forms are here.

Note Two. Please reply to this post with your top three picks. You will be given two of those picks on a first come, first serve basis. If you do not have three picks, you do not have to list three picks. If you signed up but nothing interests you, you do not have to select a story. Claiming will end after every story has an artist.

Note Three. This post is on LJ and DW. Even if you are the first person to sign up for something on LJ, someone could have beaten you on the DW site (or someone on DW beaten to a story by someone on LJ), so please check both posts.

Note four. This post will be updated on a nightly basis with the exception of tonight; meaning that claimed stories will be crossed out, and rough drafts and contact information sent to artists tomorrow night and every night following it.

Note five. If you have claimed a story but have not received the rough draft, please contact a mod. Please double check claims, so we know you have the right story.

Unclaimed Stories:
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01 July 2013 @ 12:32 pm
Important Notes

Note One. Make sure you have signed up. We cannot count your claim if you have not filled out a sign up form. As soon as you sign up, you are eligible to select a story unless we say otherwise. Sign up forms are here.

Note Two. Please reply to this post with your top three picks. You will be given one of those picks on a first come, first serve basis. If you do not have three picks, you do not have to list three picks. If you signed up but nothing interests you, you do not have to select a story.

Note Three. This post is on LJ and DW. Even if you are the first person to sign up for something on LJ, someone could have beaten you on the DW site (or someone on DW beaten to a story by someone on LJ), so please check both posts.

Note four. This post will be updated on a nightly basis with the exception of tonight; meaning that claimed stories will be crossed out, and rough drafts and contact information sent to artists tomorrow night and every night following it.

Note five. Selection will end either on July 7th, after every signed up artist has made a selection, or after every story has been claimed. If every story is not claimed at this time, a second round of selection will begin the next day. At this time, artists will be able to choose any of as many of the unclaimed stories as they want until all stories are claimed. After this, if there is sufficient interest, claims may be opened so that stories may be claimed by a second artist.

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Authors: This is the final list of who all is participating. If you do not see your name on this list or any of the information is wrong, please let us know.
 
 
01 July 2013 @ 01:32 am
Oh no! We have a few summaries missing rough drafts! If you have not received a confirmation email from the mod email saying that we've received your rough draft, granted you an extension, or if you're unsure about your status, please contact us as soon as possible. There's still a few more hours to get rough drafts in!
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24 June 2013 @ 05:06 pm
How will art claiming work this year?

Artists: On Monday, July 1st, a post similar to this will go up. Please reply to the post with your top three picks. You will be given one of those choices on a first come, first serve basis. You do not have to list three stories if you're not interested in doing art for any of those stories.

Claiming will end either on July 7th or after every signed up artist has made a selection/every story has been claimed. Claiming will resume the next day. At this time, artists will be able to choose any of as many of the unclaimed stories as they want. If there is sufficient interest and all stories are claimed, claims may be opened so that stories may be claimed by a second artist.


The Pre-Game Claiming Post

Artists: this is not the art claiming post. Use this post to let us know whether or not you're still participating, or to just take a look at what stories will be available with art claiming begins on Monday. You can also check out the snippet tags (LJ or DW) to get a peek at some of the stories that are being written.

Please pay special attention to the numbering. When the official art claiming post goes up, if an author has dropped sometime between now and Sunday, their summary will be deleted but the numbering on the surrounding summaries will remain the same.

The official post will go up on Monday, July 1st at around 10 A.M. PDT. Convert to your local time zone here. If this time is inconvenient for you or you will be away during claiming, please let us know.

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Authors: This is the final list of who all is participating. If you do not see your name on this list or any of the information is wrong, please let us know.
 
 
Summaries are due tomorrow, so let’s hurry up and get those in! If you’re not sure about your summary, check out our FAQ or contact a mod with questions!

Summaries can be turned in on LJ // DW // Submit
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17 June 2013 @ 10:32 pm
If you do not see your username -- or your username is here but you have dropped out -- please contact a moderator through PM. If your username appears twice, it means that you have signed up to write two stories and we are expecting two summaries. Let us know if there are any errors with this list.

Current List of Participating Authors:
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List of People We Aren't Sure About (please let us know whether you're participating or not):
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Updated Timeline
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